Get lost in the wilderness of Uttarakhand with these five National Park

17 Jun 2021 by Sandhya Singh

Uttarakhand is having many Magnificent mountains, sacred pilgrimage sites, many marvelous holy rivers, diverse wildlife and mysterious mythological stories of its glorious past. Uttarakhand is having the best scenic beauty with snow-clad mountains, Glaciers and beautiful eye-catching waterfalls, an attractive form of farming in which mountains are cut to have flat land in form of stairs for farming which is like having a cherry on top. A state which is having a rich culture and large biodiversity.

There are national Parks to protect endangered species like Bengal tigers which are present in large numbers in Jim Corbett National park, it is also having Rajaji National Park which is formed by combining three ranges together that is Rajaji range, chilla range, and Motichur range. Even Jim Corbett national park is divided into several zones such as Dehal, Dhikala, Bijrani, Sitabani and Durga Devi zones. Uttarakhand is also having Nanda Devi National park which is combined with the Valley of Flowers and formed a world heritage site in the year 2005. Here is the list of some famous National parks of Uttarakhand. 

1. Jim Corbett National Park

This National park is arranged in the Jim Corbett district of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most seasoned National parks which was before named Hailey National Park and was set up in the year 1936. There are 488 assortments of natural life and plants which incorporate Wild hog, Muntjac, Nilgai, Gharial, Sambar Deer, Tigers, Chital, Elephants, Flying Fox, Indian Pangolin and close to this, there are around 600 distinct types of birds. This National park is spread in a space of more than 521 sq km. This park likewise secures the jeopardized types of Bengal Tigers of India. Jim Corbett National park is arranged in the lower regions of the Himalayas. The most ideal approach to investigate this park is through safari. Here you can appreciate three kinds of safari-like elephant safari, canter safari, and Jeep safari. this spot can be offered as a paradise for wildlife fans. One can have a fabulous untamed life photograph with a decent advanced camera.

Gates of Jim Corbett National Park

Bijrani zone: There are different verdure species in this zone and you can likewise appreciate bird watching and wildlife watching from this zone.

Dhikala zone: This is the biggest zone of this National park where you can appreciate nature at its ideal. You can solely spot hoard deer in this zone.

Jhirna zone: This zone is effectively open by travelers and different convenience rooms are available in this zone. Here you can discover Hornbill in plenitude.

Dhela zone: This is the most recent zone added to the National park having thick timberland, far-reaching meadows, and furthermore different wildlife species.

Durga Devi Zone:  This zone an extraordinary for the bird's watchers and it has different types of birds in this zone. You can likewise appreciate the fishing of Mahseer fish which is the biggest fish species. It is on the upper east corner of this National park. 

Sitabani Buffer zone: this zone isn't the piece of the principal National Park however it comprises close about woods with some sanctuary

Jeep Safari in Jim Corbett

Indian: INR 3800/ Jeep, Foreigner: INR 9000/ Jeep

No. of Persons: 6 Adults & 2 Children (5-12 years)

Timings: Morning - 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM, Evening -3 PM to 6 PM.

Canter Safari in Jim Corbett

Indian: INR / Jeep, Foreigner: INR / Jeep

No. of Persons16 people at a time

Timings:

Best time to visit 

Jim Corbett can be visited any time as it is having a wonderful environment consistently. One can visit in the long stretch of November, December, January, and February in the event that they need to have the best insight.

How to Reach

Pant Nagar airport is the nearest airport for Jim Corbett whereas the nearest railway station to Jim Corbett is the Ramnagar railway station which is at a distance of 5 km. Jim Corbett is connected to the well motorable road with the major destination of India.

Entry Fee for Jim Corbett

Indian: INR 200 for 4 hours, Foreigners: INR 1000 for 4 hours

Timing

This National park remains open from Monday till Sunday from 6 A.M. to 6 P.M.

2. Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park ok is famous for preserving tigers and Asian elephants. This National Park is having more than 50 species of mammals including Himalayan black bear, Sloth bear, leopard, Marten, Hyena, Jackal, etc. This National Park is having approximately 350 Asian elephants within its boundaries other than these wildlife animals. There are over 300 species of bird that can be spotted in Rajaji National Park. Out of 300 species of birds, 90 species includes migratory birds such as Mallards, Pochards, Shellducks, Teals, and Gulls. Rajaji National Park was notified as to the National Park in September month of 2012. This National Park is divided into three zones the Rajaji zone which was established in the year 1948 the Motichoor range which was established in 1936 and the Chilla range which was established in the year 1977. The complete National Park is spread in the area of 820 square kilometers and which altogether was named Rajaji National Park in the year 1983.

Jeep Safari in Rajaji National Park

Indian: INR 3800/ Jeep, Foreigner: INR 9000/ Jeep

No. of Persons: 6 Adults & 2 Children (5-12 years)

Timings: Morning - 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM, Evening -3 PM to 6 PM.

Canter Safari in Rajaji National Park

Indian: INR / Jeep, Foreigner: INR / Jeep

No. of Persons16 people at a time

Timings:

Best time to visit

The best time to explore Rajaji National Park is Turing the winter months that is from the month of November till June. Whereas the spark remains closed during the monsoon months that is from July till September month.

How to Reach

The nearest railway station to Rajaji National Park Haridwar railway station whereas the Jolly Grant Airport located at the distance of 21 km in Dehradun is the closest airport to Rajaji National Park. This National Park can be reached easily from any part of India.

Entry Fee in Rajaji National Park

Indian: INR 150 for 3 hours, Foreigners: INR 600 to explore the Chila range

Timing: This National park opens twice a day that is from 6 A.M. to 9 A.M. in the morning and from 3 P.M. to 6 P.M. in the evening.

3. Nanda Devi National Park

Nanda Devi National Park is one of the most spectacular national parks that is located in the Himalayan region of India. This national park is surrounded by Nanda Devi Peaks which is the second-highest mountain peak of India. Nanda Devi national park is an ecosystem that supports different species and diverse habitats of mammals which is also a World Heritage site of India. This National Park is spread in an area of 380 square kilometers.

In this National Park, you will be witnessing some of the rare flora and fauna of species such as Brahma Kamal and a blue mountain goat known as bharal. If you are lucky then you might also so get the chance to have the sight of snow leopards. This National Park became the UNESCO World Heritage site in the year 1988 which protected exotic Himalayan flora and fauna. This National Park is divided into two sections inner section and the outer section the inner section of this National Park covers an almost two-third area of the total National Park and prohibits the entry of tourists. While the outer part of this National Park is easily accessible by the tourist.

Best time to visit

The most appropriate time to explore this magnificent National Park is from the 15th of June till the 15th of September where is this Park remains open for the period of six months that is from the 1st of March till 31st October.

How to Reach

The nearest airport to this National Park is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun which is at a distance of 315 km and Rishikesh railway station is the nearest railway station to this National Park. There are various bus services available that connect Joshimath and Rishikesh two other regions.

Entry Fee

Indian: INR 50 for 3 days + INR 50 for the next 3 days

Foreigners: INR 150 for 3 days + INR 150 for the next 3 days

Timing: This National Park remains open from 8 A.M. till 5 P.M. from the month of May till October.

4. Govind Pashu Vihar National Park

Govind Pashu Vihar National Park is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand and was established on the 1st of March in 1955. This National Park is spread in an area of over 957.969 square kilometers. Govind National Park is an extremely protected area in the Uttarkashi district and is one of the most exotic national parks of the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Hair one can have the view of Snow covered mountains in the backdrop such as Swarg Rohini, Bandar Punch, and Black peak, which enhances the beauty of this National Park. This National Park was constructed on the bank of river tons which is a tributary of River Yamuna. In this National Park, you can find various wild animals such as black bear, steppe eagle, serow,  the brown bear, golden eagle, bearded vulture, common leopard, snow cock, and the black eagle.

Best time to visit

The best time to explore this Govind Wildlife Sanctuary is from the month of April till June month and again from September month till November month.

How to Reach

The nearest railway station to this National Park is Dehradun railway station which is at a distance of 207 km and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport that is in Dehradun. The nearest town to this National Park is Dharkadhi which is at a distance of 17 km from this National Park.

Entry Fee

Indian: INR 50 for 3 days + INR 50 for the next 3 days

Foreigners: INR 150 for 3 days + INR 150 for the next 3 days

Timing: This National Park remains open from 8 A.M. till 5 P.M. from the month of May till September.

5. Gangotri National Park

Gangotri National park is one of the famous Wildlife sanctuaries of India which is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. This National Park is located at an altitude of 1800 to 27083 meters above sea level and is spread in an area of 2390 square kilometers. One of the prime attractions near this National Park is Gaumukh Glacier which is also the origin point of the holy river Ganga that is located inside this National Park. Gangotri National Park is blessed with exotic flora and fauna and the weather of this place is completely suitable to support some of the rare species of mammal such as Black bear, snow leopard, brown bear, Blue Sheep, Musk deer, Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan snowcock and Koklass. This National Park is having around 150 species of birds and around 15 species of mammals.

Best time to visit

One can explore this National Park throughout the year but the most appropriate time to explore this National Park is from April month to October month if you want to witness the true beauty of this place.

How to Reach

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport which is located at a distance of 273 km whereas there are 2 and railway station is the nearest railway station which is located at a distance of 250 km. This place is well connected to the major cities of India which makes it an accessible place for visitors.

Entry Fee

Indian: INR 150 for 3 days + INR 50 for each extra day

Foreigners: INR 600 for 3 days + INR 250 for each extra day

Timing: This National Park remains open from 10 a.m. in the morning till 6 p.m. in the evening.

6. Valley of Flowers National Park

Valley of Flowers resembles a wonderful bundle of Flowers from nature which is situated in the western Himalayan locale of Uttarakhand. To reach there you need to do traveling and cross the Pushpawati waterway, spans, icy masses, thick backwoods, and cascades. Valley of Flowers is likewise a UNESCO World Heritage site and it was proclaimed so in the year 2005. Here one can track down the endemic elevated Flowers, numerous knolls bloom, and other different fauna. Valley of Flowers is likewise proclaimed as National Park in the year 1982. It is situated at a height of 3658 meters in Bhundar valley. This valley of Flowers is spread over the space of 87.5 sq km in the Chaoli area of Uttarakhand. The length and width of the public park are 8km and 2 km individually. Valley of Flowers is likewise considered as the subsequent center zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve.

Best time to visit

The best opportunity to arrive at the Valley of Flower is from the long stretch of June till the period of October as this is when a large portion of the blossoms sprout there and the valley looks truly wonderful around then.

How to Reach

Jolly grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to the valley of flowers whereas the nearest railway station is Rishikesh Railway station and from there you can reach Govindghat thought a well motorable road. To reach the Valley of flowers you can get the well motorable road up to Pulna village which is 4 km away from Govindghat. A further trek of 13 km is needed to be done to reach The Valley of flowers.

Entry Fee

Indian: INR 150 for 3 days pass + INR 50 per day after 3 days

Foreigners: INR 650 for 3 days pass + INR 250 per day after 3 days

Timing: Tourists or trekkers can access this Valley of Flower National Park during the daytime only that is from 7 A.M. till 6 P.M. Camping is not allowed in this area.

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